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    Default A Couple of Laps of Sandown

    First time out against the clock after some significant changes to the Mi16.

    https://youtu.be/jmOTM68CXd0

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    Track car-Steel Grey 405 Mi16 2.2 litre


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    Lap times-
    Sandown 1 27.9
    Phillip Island 1 53.8

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    Looks like fun!

    It's great to seeing recognizable bits of 405 interior. I'm going to go for a drive now and pretend

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    Good to see the 405 runs beautifully all day.

    The taller 5th gear makes the gear change 4-5 sounds a bit weird with the engine rpm drops a lot further but hey at least you can still accelerate till the braking point

    I went around 0.6 seconds slower than my best time at Sandown in the Clio. Must practice tackling turn 1 where I reckon I lost most of the time.


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    Yeah it was a good day. All the bad (wet) weather was early & mainly during the practice sessions. Pity we never got that camera mounted more securely eh Kris!

    If I can make a couple of suggestions, at turn one & Dandenong Rd corner, brake in top gear then change to the gear you want to exit with rather than going down through the box. Also you could take the crest to Dandy Rd in top. Just my worth.
    Track car-Steel Grey 405 Mi16 2.2 litre


    405 Track car build thread moved to-
    http://forum.205gtidrivers.com/index...ic=143279&st=0

    Lap times-
    Sandown 1 27.9
    Phillip Island 1 53.8

    Previous Frenchies-
    1988 205Gti
    1998 306 GTi6
    1997 306 N5 sedan
    1996 306 N3 XT hatch
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Avocado
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Trak Yellow
    1975 Renault 5 Guernsey, Channel Islands
    1972 Renault 4 Guernsey, Channel Islands

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    I suspect my 3rd gear synchro is a bit worn. Hard to get into 3rd if I skip 4th.

    Need someone to show me the right place to go over the RHS kerb coming into Dandenong. The going-up part is nice and smooth but coming down feels like a crash landing the few times I tried.

    Made me feel uncomfortable unsettling the car just before braking hard into Dandenong. The cars in front of me didn't go over the kerb there either for me to watch and follow.

    Looking at your footage, looks like I lost some time too trying to go to the RHS edge before turning into the last corner before the front straight.

    One day I'll sign up for a Driver's Dynamics day where I can go the whole day with instructor.

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    I recommend John Bowe training over Driver Dynamics. Been to both, liked the JB ones better.
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    Winton - 1:40.2
    Wakefield - 1:13.5
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